The Effectiveness of Explicit and Implicit Instruction of L2 English Word Stress among L1 Thai learners

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Juthatip Pakjamsai
Nattama Pongpairoj

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The study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of explicit instruction and implicit instruction concerning English word stress among L1 Thai learners. The participants were 18 intermediate Thai undergraduate students divided into two groups: “the explicit group” receiving direct instruction, and “the implicit group” receiving indirect instruction. The results suggested a trend showing the effectiveness of the explicit instruction over the implicit instruction. The results of the study provided pedagogical implications for L2 English word stress.

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